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The Communication and Information Technology (CIT) Connectional Department is sharing virtual ministry resources for connectional members, local churches, Districts and Episcopal Districts to use through this season of social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus.

 

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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Unity Summit, scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas, August 31-Sept. 4, 2020, has been rescheduled for the year 2021.  The official dates for the Unity Summit 2021, which will convene in Dallas Texas, are August 28-September 3, 2021 (inclusive of the Connectional Lay Institute).

Also, this comes to announced that, pursuant to ¶1000.6, §2, of The Book of Discipline, Revised 2018, the 2020 General Connectional Board, previously scheduled for Dallas, Texas, during the week of the Unity Summit, will meet virtually on Friday, September 4, 2020, beginning at 9:00 A.M.

General Connectional Board members are requested to reserve the date of September 4th for the General Board meeting, and to expect a call for the Standing Committees and other committee meetings from the respective Chairs of each Standing Committee or the Senior Bishop for other committees.

Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr.,

General Chair, Unity Summit

Bishop Lawrence Reddick,

Senior Bishop

June 2, 2020

CORRECTION ON UNITY SUMMIT 2021 OPENING DATE:

Please note that the “opening date” of the 2021 Unity Summit will be Saturday, August 28th, which is the first day of the Connectional Lay Institute.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Unity Summit, scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas, August 31-Sept. 4, 2020, has been rescheduled for the year 2021.  The official dates for the Unity Summit 2021, which will convene in Dallas Texas, are August 28-September 3, 2021 (inclusive of the Connectional Lay Institute).

Also, this comes to announced that, pursuant to ¶1000.6, §2, of The Book of Discipline, Revised 2018, the 2020 General Connectional Board, previously scheduled for Dallas, Texas, during the week of the Unity Summit, will meet virtually on Friday, September 4, 2020, beginning at 9:00 A.M.

General Connectional Board members are requested to reserve the date of September 4th for the General Board meeting, and to expect a call for the Standing Committees and other committee meetings from the respective Chairs of each Standing Committee or the Senior Bishop for other committees.

Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr.,

General Chair, Unity Summit

Bishop Lawrence Reddick,

Senior Bishop

June 2, 2020

CORRECTION ON UNITY SUMMIT 2021 OPENING DATE:

Please note that the “opening date” of the 2021 Unity Summit will be Saturday, August 28th, which is the first day of the Connectional Lay Institute.

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INVITATION: CME CED VBS Virtual Exposition (6/20)

Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, General Secretary Department of Christian Education P.O. Box 16507  –  Memphis, TN  38186-6507 For additional information contact: Charles L. Coney, Technology Consultant   (901) 264-9116 charles.coney@thecmechurchced.org     “Come Join us for a Virtual Vacation Bible School Exposition” Register in advance for this...

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“The Church Reopening” Webinar on Saturday, 6/13

Join Us For This Special Webinar The Church Reopening: Health, Legal and Safety Implications…And More Saturday, June 13, 1 PM EST ~ The Webinar will be Recorded View on Facebook Live – The Official CME Page www.facebook.com/thecmechurch Join by Zoom Password: CME1870 Webinar ID: 991 2573...

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Funeral Arrangements for Mr. Rudolph Best, the Brother of Presiding Bishop Bobby R. Best

Dear CME Family,  Mr. Rudolph Best, the brother of Presiding Bishop Bobby R. Best of the Ninth Episcopal District, passed on Saturday, June 6. in Rocky Mount, NC. He was the husband of Dorethene Best, father of Vanessa (Keith) Tyson of Forestville, MD, and grandfather of...

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FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT Service for Bishop Ronald M. Cunningham

            The funeral service for Bishop Ronald M. Cunningham, the 53rd Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, will be on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at the Cedar Crest Cathedral CME Church, 1616 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, Texas  75216.             Bishop Cunningham died...

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Statement of the College of Bishops: Protests Over Murder of George Floyd

For Immediate Release Statement of the College of Bishops Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Protests over Murder of George Floyd “I have seen the affliction of my people; and I have heard their cries.”     The bishops of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church feel the anger and outrage...

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Updated: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: Unity Summit 2020 Rescheduled General Connectional Board to Be Held Virtually

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Unity Summit, scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas, August 31-Sept. 4, 2020, has been rescheduled for the year 2021.  The official dates for the Unity Summit 2021, which will convene in Dallas Texas, are August 28-September 3,...

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BISHOP RONALD M. CUNNINGHAM PASSES JUNE 2, 2020

I regret to inform you that Bishop Ronald McKinley Cunningham, the 53rd Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, died this morning, June 2, 2020. Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as available; Black and Clark Funeral Home (2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75216;...

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A TIME LIKE LAMENTATIONS: More than 101,000 Dead of Pandemic; and Only God Knows How Many Dead of Racism

“Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?” Lamentations 1:12...

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Zoom Applications Must Be Upgraded to Version 5.0 by May 30

Dear CME Family, We write to inform our connectional members that Zoom...

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Make “Opening Up” a Loving and Caring Decision By Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

Dear CME Family,            It is not President Trump’s job to tell...

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A Message About Re-Opening CME Church Buildings From The College of Bishops

Dear CME Family, Our prayer is that you are weathering the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, sustained by faith and surrounded by God’s love and mercy! To those who have experienced the virus up close, as a patient or a family member, and to those who...

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